Traveler Information, Left Hand Creek Flood Control Project
The construction of this project will impact traffic in and around the Southmoor Park neighborhood, on Highway 287 (Main Street) and on Pike Road.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Left Hand Creek underpass at Pike Rd will be closed from June 4 - August 15 and the pedestrian bridge across Left Hand Creek just north of Pike Rd will be closed from June 12 - August 15.
The Construction Area Map shows the areas of construction for the overall project.
Construction Area Map
Phase 1: Complete
Phase 2: Once the South Pratt Parkway box culvert is opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the next phase will be to add bridge structures at Main Street and enlarge the Left Hand Creek Channel between Main Street and South Pratt Parkway. The work in Main Street will include adding two new box culverts immediately south of the existing single box culvert – one for additional drainage and one for a pedestrian underpass. During construction, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction on Main Street. Traffic will first be shifted to the western side of the road while the eastern portion of the culverts are built, and then will be shifted to the eastern side of the road while the western portion of the culverts are built. It is expected that each half of the culverts will take 2 months, so the traffic impact to Main Street is expected to last approximately 4 months.
Phase 3: Improve the channel on the north side of Pike Avenue. This phase will involve raising the elevation of Pike Road and Ridgeview Drive to redirect the Left Hand Creek water away from homes and back toward the creek channel during large storm events. To accomplish this, Pike Road will temporarily be diverted to the northern part of the right-of-way while the existing road elevation is raised. At the same time, Ridgeview Drive will be closed between Pike Road and Creekside Drive in order for its grades to be adjusted. The closure of Ridgeview Drive is expected to last 30 days. Once the roads are completed, traffic will be shifted back to the existing Pike Road alignment and the northern Pike Road right-of-way will be improved with a trail and landscaping.
Please note: This traffic control plan can change based on weather conditionas and/or unexpected construction impacts.